Protecting your children in the sun is very important as babies and children have very sensitive skin. Getting sunburnt as a child increases the risk of skin cancer in later life. Sunburn can happen both in Ireland and abroad. About 90% of harmful UV rays can also pass through light cloud, so take care on cloudy days too.There are simple things you can do to reduce this risk and keep children safe in the sun or heat.
Use a sunshade on your buggy or pram - Some pushchairs have their own sunshades to specifically fit it but you can also get universal ones. Snoozeshade Universal pushchair Sun And Sleep Shade will fit all styles of prams, pushchairs, travel systems and buggies both 3 and 4 wheel. It not only blocks 99% of UVA and UVB (UPF50+) but helps your child sleep when its sunny or bright. You can also get one for you car seat The Snooze Shade Sleep Shade for Infant Car Seats will fit all baby car seats.
Important:Never cover your pushchair with a blanket as this can cause your child to overheat.
Another must have in summer time is the Baby Elegance Universal Insect Net. This is the perfect way of protecting baby from flies and insect bites and provides peace of mind when baby is sleeping at night, taking a nap in the day or out and about in the stroller or pram. The transparent mesh allows you to check up on baby easily, while ensuring their area is well ventilated.